• Dr. Michael Cabell

    Interim Pastor
    Dr. Michael Cabell became the Assistant to the Executive Director for Convention Relations at the Kentucky Baptist Convention in 2022. Prior to joining the convention staff, he served as pastor at Versailles Baptist Church for nearly 15 years where he and the church received the KBC’s inaugural Church Revitalization Award. Additionally, Michael has experience as a vocational evangelist and collegiate campus minister. He has a degree in Business from the University of the Cumberlands, Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary and Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Southeastern Seminary. He is author of the book We are Family, a church membership devotional guide, and writes at Michael, his wife Carrie, and their children Jackson, Kennedy and Madison, reside in Versailles, KY.
  • MAria Lester

    Music Minister

    Maria was called as our Minister of Music in May 2019.  She is a Lexington native and holds  degrees from Georgetown College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  She has served in central Kentucky churches more than 20 years, including 10 years at Versailles Baptist.  She is a passionate choral conductor who loves Jesus and loves people.


    Maria works full time for Associations International as the Accreditation Coordinator for the International Coach Federation.  Maria also sings with the Lexington Singers and gives private voice lessons.  She loves to sing (for ANYONE!) and also loves walking, swimming, drama, and roller coasters!  Most of all, Maria loves the Lord, and endeavors to serve Him in every aspect of her life.  She is excited to serve at Southern Heights!

  • Scott Turner

    Youth Pastor